Alison Posey

PhD Candidate
New Cabell Hall 462
Office Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays 9:00-10:00am, or by appointment

Research Interests

Contemporary Peninsular literature and culture (19th-21st centuries), 20th–21st century political movements, populism, nationalism, the post-war Spanish identity, Basque nationalism, the works of Fernando Aramburu, Basque writers in exile, narratives of exile, feminism.

Education

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
PhD in Spanish, expected May 2021

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Master of Arts in Spanish, May 2017

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, May 2015
Minor: Latin American Studies
Cumulative GPA: 3.90

Forthcoming Publications

Review of El mundo está en todas partes. La creación literaria de Bernardo Atxaga, Iker González-Allende and José Ángel Ascunce Arrieta, eds. ALCES, no. XXI, 2020.

Publications

Aveiga, María del Pino. Personal Anthology. Translation and introduction by Alison Posey. Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019.

Calderón, Mario. Notebook of Our Surroundings. Translated by Alison Posey, Valparaíso Ediciones, 2019.

“Rhetorical Self-Fashioning in Aramburu: A Contemporary Take on Cervantine Techniques.” Mester, XLVIII, 2019, 37-55.

“The Disintegrating Concept of Homeland (patria) in Two Poems by Jon Juaristi. Poéticas, 10, 2020.

Grants and Awards

Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry Grant, Spring 2019

One of 12 graduate students selected for this biannual grant, which seeks to build from the expertise, energy and interests of UVA colleagues toward a new intellectual agenda commensurate with a global age

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Summer Research Award, Summer 2019

Awarded in support of preliminary dissertation research for the project “Rethinking Nationalism in Contemporary Spain” based at the archives of the Sabino Arana Foundation in Bilbao, Spain

Charles Gordon Reid Fellowship, Summer 2016
Awarded annually to 3 graduate students in the Spanish Department on the merit of their global research interests

Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry Grant, Spring 2016
One of 12 graduate students selected for this biannual grant, which seeks to build from the expertise, energy and interests of UVA colleagues toward a new intellectual agenda commensurate with a global age

Presentations

“Rhetorical Self-Fashioning in Aramburu: A Contemporary Take on Cervantine Techniques.” Graduate Students Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 16 January 2019.

Teaching

University of Virginia

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Spanish Department (Sole Instructor)

SPAN 1060 Advanced Introductory Spanish (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)

SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

SPAN 3010 Grammar and Composition (Fall 2018-Spring 2019)

SPAN 3030 Cultural Conversations: Writing Nationalism (Fall 2019-present)

Summer Language Institute, Clark Scholars Program (Sole Instructor)

Spanish for Engineers, Valencia Program (Summer 2019)

Summer Language Institute (Sole Instructor)

Spanish (Summer 2019)

Summer Enrichment Program (Sole Instructor)

Las hijas de Eva: Feminism and Machismo in Latin America (Summer 2017)

Saturday Enrichment Program (Sole Instructor)

Linguistic Mysteries (January-February 2019)

Community Engagement

Volunteer Translator, Charlottesville Community Cares

Volunteer Translator, Cultivate Charlottesville / Food Justice Network

Memberships and Professional Associations

  • Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (International Association of Hispanists) 
  • Modern Language Association 
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society)